Netflix also revealed that a new cast member is joining Season 2: JJ Field is playing Ben Adler, who is described as “chief of advanced systems and artificial intelligence. He’s Maureen’s academic contemporary but with what he’s experienced — bears more in common with her son, Will Robinson.” A clip shown during the panel had Adler telling the Robinsons that there is another alien intelligence, called Scarecrow, which is part of a bigger picture plot that ties back to the mysteries uncovered in Season 1.
Netflix showed another new clip from Season 2 where the Robinsons turn the Jupiter into a sailboat in order to cross a sea on a planet where they have landed. In true Robinson fashion, they solve the problems with their heads and their hearts, coming up with a very epic and elaborate rig to (at least at the beginning) successfully set sail on a spaceship, without the use of a rudder.
Season 2 will see the Robinsons exploring multiple planets in the five-planet system they discovered at the end of Season 1, and also finding out more details about the origins of the Robot and its larger place in the universe.
IGN’s David Griffin gave Lost in Space Season 1 a review of 8.5, writing, “Lost in Space is a stellar sci-fi adventure series that the whole family can enjoy. The Robinsons are a fascinating bunch that are fighting for their own survival as well as that of the human race. Over the course of its 10 episodes, you will be introduced to some other colorful characters like the roguish Don Smith, played by a charismatic Ignacio Serricchio and Victor Dhar, the political-type you just love to hate. If you take Smith out of the equation, the series is worth getting lost in.”For more from New York Comic Con, here’s everything we know about M. Night Shyamalan’s Apple TV+ series Servant, plus our favorite NYCC cosplay (including one excellent Ben from Umbrella Academy).
Terri Schwartz is Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment at IGN. Talk to her on Twitter at @Terri_Schwartz.